Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Maker Studios, Blip, MTV VMA's, Netflix, NFL Digital Media, Numericable, Orb Networks, Qualcomm, Roku, RTL

First Look: Netflix "My List"

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Report: YouTube Programmer, Maker Studios, Expands its Reach Beyond YouTube via Acquisition of Blip; Deal Expected to Close Next Month
  • MTV Rolls Out Extensive Line-Up of Interactive and Social Enhancements for VMA Telecast and Run-Up; Offerings Include Mass Relevance-Powered "Social Radar" (Replacing Twitter Tracker), Real-Time GIF-Generation Tool, Social Voting on Twitter, Vine and Instagram, Multiplatform Live Streaming, Ability for Viewers to Switch between 10 Camera Feeds, Kia-Sponsored Second-Screen App
  • Netflix Replaces "Instant Queue" with New "My List" Feature
  • Netflix Now Has 1.5 Million+ Subscribers in UK
  • NFL Digital Media Relaunches NFL Mobile App; New Features Include Second-Screen Companion Experiences (August 5th)
  • French Cable Operator, Numericable, Extends its Reach beyond its Traditional Footprint via Launch of a Nationwide OTT Service
  • Video-Streaming Company, Orb Networks, Acquired by Qualcomm, Is Closing its Operations
  • Roku Names Former News Corp. Exec., Matthew Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer
  • German Broadcaster, RTL, Launches Comedy-Themed Broadband VOD Service for Smart TV
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